Make a Valentine Centerpiece THIS Weekend!

February 11th, 2011

Ready to make a very simple, yet adorable centerpiece for your Valentine party?

With a few ready-made treats to pick up from the store, this centerpiece can be made in no time at all! It’s so yummy-looking, the worst part will be keeping your kiddos away from wanting to eat it.

But first, I bet you want to see what you’re making! Here are a few pictures:


 Here are the materials you’ll need:

-a clear, ice cream sundae glass (I picked mine up at our local Dollar Tree store!)
-candy to fill the bottom of the glass (I chose conversation hearts for one, and pink and red M&Ms for the other!)
-a styrofoam circle or half-circle (found in the floral or craft section of places like Walmart)
-pink and white taffy
-2 candy pixie sticks (for the straws)
-chocolate, red-foiled heart
-hot glue gun
-paper for labels to embroider or write on

1. Measure the circumference of your styrofoam simply by placing it at the top opening of the sundae dish. If it is too big, just cut off any excess pieces so that it can fit firmly at the top opening of your dish. Set that piece aside.

2. Fill sundae dish with the candy of your choice.

3. Now place that rounded top snug and firm into the opening of the sundae dish.

4. Press pixie sticks into the foam at the top. If you’re having trouble getting them in, you can cut a small slit with a knife and add a little hot glue. Mine went easily in and there was no need to do anything further with this step. Point them in opposite directions at an angle. Cute straws!

5. Carefully glue each piece of taffy onto the foam until the entire top and sides are covered. Squeeze in as many as you can so your top is very full and rounded!

6. Place the chocolate heart cherry at the top, securing it with a little hot glue. Perfect!

You’re finished! Wasn’t that easy? You should be proud!

BUT WAIT!! There’s one more step you MIGHT want to add. It’s not necessary of course, but oh so cute! (You can also just WRITE the little tags out onto paper, but if you’re like me and love to machine embroider and will do so on anything you can possibly stitch, then here’s a final step that will add the perfect touch!)

I took these cute little words found at SWAKembroidery and stitched them onto mulberry paper. If you’ve never tried stitching onto paper, you should give it a try! It’s so easy to do and there is a great tutorial found in SWAK 101 on how to do this.

So here I go…stitching away… (I’m getting giddy!)  

I then cut them out into a “banner-like” shape and glued them into place on the sundaes! Here is the “SWEETIE” word found at SWAK:

And here’s the “LOVE MUFFIN” design:

There are also some other groovy words to choose from! Again, if you don’t want to take the time to stitch these out, or don’t have a machine to do them, write them out and even personalize them!

Happy Valentine’s weekend everyone!

-Kris and Kim

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  • Connie T
    February 11, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    That would sooo make a Wonderful Teacher Valentine…or for your Friends!! Cool….and I was thinking to make it ALL edible….just put a bit of clear plastic wrap before the Styrofoam so it will keep the yummy’s inside protected and Ready to eat when needed…that Emergency Candy stash….lol…Thanks for another great fun idea!!

  • February 11, 2011 at 8:28 pm

    These are ADORABLE!!

  • February 11, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    really fun idea!!!!

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  • February 16, 2011 at 6:50 pm

    These are so cute! I spent my valentines day making centerpieces for my wedding…my husband is military, and we decided to get these custom dog tags which I cast into candles I made. As the candles burn down, the dog tags will show! Actually, I got a really good deal with a coupon for them so any other military brides out there check it out! The code is DTI10%Off2011 and the site is! We did want to include some candy since we both have a sweet tooth…maybe I will try some of these, too!

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    TOTALLY making this for my SWEET 16!!!!!!!!!!!!ITs so cute, easy and Epic know one I not has done it for there so ill be the first 😀

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